Hot off the presses, we have the live-action trailer for Bungie Studios' upcoming first-person shooter Destiny. The trailer - dubbed 'The Law of the Jungle' - can be viewed above and Destiny arrives on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year!
Speaking to Game Informer this week, Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg teased the inclusion of underwater gameplay elements in competitive multiplayer in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Revealed yesterday at Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event, Infinity Ward detailed some of the underwater gameplay coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts in the singleplayer campaign.
While this has been featured in previous games, Ghosts takes it to a new level with proper underwater physics and weaponry. When asked about the inclusion of these gameplay elements into multiplayer, Hirschberg's reply was pretty cryptic...
Are you bringing that underwater gameplay to multiplayer?
Call of Duty: Ghosts was revealed in a big way today at the Microsoft Xbox One event in Redmond, WA. We learned that the game has a powerful new engine that leaves previous Call of Duty games in the dust - but what exactly does that mean?
At the Xbox One event, Infinity Ward revealed some comparison footage from their new game Call of Duty: Ghosts, up against their old game; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The problem was that the footage wasn't displayed side-by-side, but rather one after another. One render from Modern Warfare 3 followed up with an image from Call of Duty: Ghosts. To give you a better idea of what this engine brings to Call of Duty, we've taken that Ghosts footage and slapped it up against the old Modern Warfare 3 footage and the results speak for themselves.
Activision boss Eric Hirschberg presented our first ever look at Call of Duty: Ghosts. In this demo, we get a good look at what Infinity Ward has been working on with behind-the-scenes footage as well as a brand new trailer.
Check it out above and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Academy-award winning writer of Syriana Stephen Gaghan has been confirmed to be working with Infinity Ward on Call of Duty: Ghosts. Gaghan, who was rumored to be working on the game after some teaser images attributed a quote to 'S. Gaghan' but the news was unconfirmed until moments ago when Gaghan himself Tweeted out an update confirming his involvement.
Gaghan has been involved in a number of Hollywood films and is no stranger to amazing story telling and writing, so it will be exciting to see what he has in store for us in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Stay tuned to FPS General for more Call of Duty: Ghosts news as it makes its way online.
This week is all about the next-generation of Xbox and Call of Duty: Ghosts for the team here at FPS General, so to that end we're giving away a bunch of Call of Duty: Ghosts swag to celebrate!
We're giving away some Call of Duty: Ghosts posters and Ghosts-themed camo codes for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and winning them is a breeze.
1. Tweet out the following update over on Twitter:
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2. Post a comment on this article letting us know what you are most looking forward to in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
We will be picking 5 winners at random, with each winner taking home a poster/code bundle, on Monday, May 27th at 3:00PM Pacific Time. Note that these codes are valid for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, but are not valid on PC.
Microsoft is gearing up to reveal the next-generation of Xbox at a special press event in Redmond, WA this week. If you - like most gamers - aren't going to be on hand at the event, this article will provide everything you need to stay up to date on the biggest news from the event.
What Is It?
As mentioned, Microsoft is revealing the next-generation of their Xbox home gaming console at an event titled Xbox: A New Generation Revealed. During the event, you can expect to see the new console and any special peripherals as well as presentations from the developers and publishers who will be releasing titles as part of the next-generation consoles launch lineup.
This includes a special appearance from Activision that will (hopefully) shed some new light on what we can expect from the next generation of Call of Duty with their Call of Duty: Ghosts presentation.
Team Curse NA, the Curse-sponsored competitive Call of Duty team has announced some roster changes in advance of this year's MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA.
Without further ado, please join us in welcoming Eric 'Twizz' Servello and Ray "LyaR" Loftus to the Team Curse family! Both LyaR and Twizz come to Team Curse with strong competitive backgrounds, having battled their way to the top of the competitive Call of Duty scene.
We spoke to Team Curse NA captain Ryan 'Fatalize' Bogucki, who had the following to say in regards to today's announcement:
We are more then excited to have Eric and Ray on board with Curse. The professionalism and experience they bring to this team is unbelievable. They both have been around the scene for a while and have been extremely successful on every Call of Duty title.
Our focus is to have a team that can act as teammates on and off the game and with these guys we are able to have that.
The addition of LyaR and Twizz will guarantee Team Curse a championship seed at MLG Anaheim this year. The team is currently focused on preparing for the tournament which will take place from June 28th through the 30th.
There have been a few bits and pieces of fresh information from the team at Bungie Studios on their upcoming first-person shooter Destiny, but with this influx of new information, where does one go to get caught up?
To answer that question, we created this page. A one-stop shop for all of your Destiny lore needs, gathering up all of the recently released information and tidbits into a single convenient location. Without further ado...
In Destiny, you play as an elite Guardian, protecting one of the last safe havens on Earth.
Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned the solar system, but it didn't last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes.
You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is going free to play this weekend on Steam, available for anyone who hasn't had a chance to check out the game to do so without any obligation to purchase.
If you haven't been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, we highly recommend that you do so for this weekend regardless of whether you have played the franchise in the past. The game is fantastic and a lot of fun to play, especially with friends online. We're thinking that anyone who takes part in the free weekend probably hasn't already played Black Ops 2 in any capacity, so here are a few things that you are not going to want to miss while you have your chance.
Multiplayer - hands down the bread and butter of Call of Duty, make sure you jump online and spend some time in the competitive multiplayer modes that Black Ops 2 offers. Get your feet wet with Team Deathmatch or Free for All if you're new to the game before you move on to objective based game modes. We recommend Domination and Hardpoint as enjoyable objective modes to start with.
Party Games - originally featured in the first Call of Duty: Black Ops, party games are an absolute blast. These free for all game modes all have a unique spin on them that drastically distances them from traditional MP modes. One in the Chamber, for example, spawns every player with only their knife and a pistol with one bullet and three lives. Kill an enemy and you take their bullet - knife them and you don't even have to spend your own ammunition, allowing you to stockpile bullets.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is making a lot of bold claims so far and if the game is going to be half as good as we expect it to be, there are a few things that Infinity Ward will need to focus on and keep in mind with Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Those things are...
Call of Duty: Ghosts can have the most engaging and fascinating singleplayer campaign in Call of Duty history and the plain fact of the matter is that most players will never touch it.
Call of Duty is first and foremost a multiplayer experience for the vast majority of its fanbase. To that end, the most important thing that Infinity Ward needs to keep in mind is strong, balanced multiplayer.
This means keeping the post-launch nerfs and buffs to a minimum. Every game will require a bit of tweaking here and there after it gets into the hands of the massive userbase, but we'd like to see some better day one balancing. We're talking across the board weapons balancing, where no class is blatantly more useful than another. To us, DICE has always been great at this in Battlefield games.
Killstreaks or scorestreaks need to have their cost/reward structure thought out and tested in great detail. The RC-XD in Call of Duty: Black Ops, for example, was kind of a nightmare. It was ridiculously easy to acquire and yet could net you multiple kills if you timed the detonation properly. To our minds, a 3-kill streak should not be capable of getting you multi-kills.
The next generation of Call of Duty has been announced, confirming the rampant rumors that have been afoot since last week's retail display leak. Ghosts will take place in the future, using a mix of current technology and weapons to fit with an entirely new story, setting, and cast of characters.
A brand new engine is the cherry on top of this delicious, bullet-ridden sundae, one that Activision claims will redefine the series for the next generation.
"Infinity Ward set the gold standard for first-person action for a generation, and they're going to do it again with Call of Duty: Ghosts," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "Ghosts delivers an all-new story, all-new characters, an all-new Call of Duty world, all powered by a next generation Call of Duty engine, which is a leap forward for the franchise. Infinity Ward is going all-in to create the next generation of Call of Duty worthy of the world's greatest fans."
Infinity Ward had more to say on their development choices for the next in the legendary series:
"Everyone was expecting us to make Modern Warfare 4, which would have been the safe thing to do. But we're not resting on our laurels," said Mark Rubin, executive producer of developer Infinity Ward. "We saw the console transition as the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter for Call of Duty. So we're building a new sub-brand, a new engine, and a lot of new ideas and experiences for our players. We can't wait to share them with our community."
A first-look debut will be taking place on May 21st; those interested can tune in to Xbox: the Next Generation Revealed on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE or SPIKE TV.
The game is slated to launch November 5th, and eager fans can already pre-order for Xbox 360, PS3, next-gen consoles, and PC for $59.99.
Stay tuned right here for more details on Ghosts; we'll be eagerly following development news just for you.
Whatever Activision has up their sleeves for the next great Call of Duty experience, we're going to find out on May 1st. That is, assuming that the promotion materials at the top of this page are to be trusted.
So, what will Activision actually be announcing next week? Here is what we know about the next Call of Duty game:
With the promise of a new game, and the hints that we have been given over the last few months, we've put together a few general story arcs that Infinity Ward might be working on with Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Chances are, this is not a totally fresh storyline as we have heard that at least one major character will be returning to Ghosts.
We could be miles off here, but speculation is part of what makes Call of Duty such an exciting prospect every year.
Note: this article will contain spoilers for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare story branch, you are warned.
It looks like the next Call of Duty game is going to be titled Call of Duty: Ghosts, after all. Unless the images at the top and bottom of this post are nothing more than an elaborate hoax, we have our next Call of Duty title.
Rumors have been circulating for a while that the next game from Infinity Ward would be titled 'Ghosts' but they were all but unsubstantiated until today. The image above surfaced on retailer Tesco Direct's website before being taken down shortly thereafter. The question remains, did Tesco drop the listing because Activision demanded it or simply because the information was inaccurate?
If that wasn't enough, Kotaku has spotted an advertisement from Target offering consumers that chance to save $10 when they put $1 down on a pre-order for Call of Duty: Ghosts.
With two pretty separate sources, it seems like this will indeed be the next Call of Duty experience but we're expecting the title to be officially announced in the coming weeks. Stick around, we should have more information in the next month!
It's that time of the year again and speculation is running rampant as to what Activision has up their sleeves for this year's annual Call of Duty release. If annual trends are to be believed, here is what we can expect over the coming weeks.
Assuming that nothing is leaked online prior to the official reveal - a situation which is virtually impossible in this age of always-on lifestyles - the next Call of Duty game should be unveiled within the next month. The NBA playoffs have started and as you might know, the official debut trailer for the last two Call of Duty releases has made its appearance on national television during these very finals.
The tradition of releasing big Call of Duty teasers or reveal trailers during NBA finals games started back in 2009 with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Here is what the last few years have looked like:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Second teaser released May 10th, 2009 during NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Debut full-length trailer released May 18th, 2010 during NBA Eastern Conf. Finals
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Debut gameplay trailer released May 23rd, 2011 during NBA Western Conf. Finals
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Debut trailer released on May 1st, 2012 during NBA Finals